Chinese Commercial Ship Sails to Taiwan

A Chinese commercial ship sailed from China to the southern port Kaohsiung, Taiwan on April 19, 1997. Continue reading

Laozi

Laozi (571 BC - 471 BC)(UK: /ˈlaʊˈzɪə/, US: /ˈlaʊˈtsiː/; also Li Er or Lao-Tzu /ˈlaʊˈtsuː/, /ˈlaʊˈdzʌ/ or Lao-Tze /ˈlaʊˈdzeɪ/; Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozǐ, literally "Old Master") was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer.

Sunspot Observations

According to the Chinese book The Ocean of Jade China was observing sunspots. Continue reading

Taoist Religious Community Founded

The Taoist religious community, T'ien-shih Tao (the Way of the Celestial Master), was founded in Sichuan province, China in 142 CE by the first patriarch Chang Ling. Continue reading

Taoist Philosopher Laozi or Master Lao

Taoist philosopher Li Erh was bestowed the title of Laozi or ‘Master Lao’. Continue reading

Rice Beer

At the beginning of the ninth century BCE, the Chinese made a distilled liquor called rice beer.
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Marco Polo

Marco Polo, a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer. His travels were recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, aka The Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300). Continue reading

St-Odoric de Pordenone

Odoric of Pordenone, OFM (1286–1331), also known as Odorico Mattiussi or Mattiuzzi, was an Italian late-medieval Franciscan friar and missionary explorer. Continue reading

Professional Caterers

St. Odoric de Pordenone observed around 1300 while visiting a Franciscan friar in Zhengzhou, China. Continue reading

Pasta Not an Italian Invention

Most people believe that pasta was created by the Italians, not true. Try China. Continue reading